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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

We have collected and analyzed 19 expert reviews and 482 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Feb 25, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 2674078 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy K Zoom from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the flash and portability. The lens and usability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the size and performance. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, lens, portability, flash

performance, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy K Zoom from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Galaxy K Zoom review: Samsung's best cameraphone yet

 

Samsung is on a mission to build the perfect cameraphone. Low-quality fixed lenses and tiny smartphone sensors are clearly insufficient for photography enthus...

Samsung has yet to announce US pricing and availability for the K Zoom, but it's now available in Europe and select countries in Asia. In the UK, the phone is priced at £400, while elsewhere in Europe it can be had for €499. Considering both of those...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

Smartphone cameras have come on in leaps and bounds. Gone are the days of blurry, low-resolution shots of your dog -- phones are now able to capture shots that you'd struggle to tell weren't taken on a dSLR.

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom's impressive 10x optical zoom gets you up close with your subject without losing image quality. It has plenty of power for most tasks and it has the latest Android software too.

It's bulky and heavy, making it awkward for everyday use, while its overall image quality doesn't particularly impress and it has a disappointingly low resolution display.

If you absolutely must have a phone with an optical zoom, the K Zoom is basically your only option. It's bulky though, and the pictures it takes aren't any better than the Galaxy S5's. You'll be far better off with a cheap Android phone and a decent...

Jun, 2014

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung 12-24mm f/4-5.6 ED Wide-Angle Zoom

 

The Samsung 12-24mm f/4-5.6 ED Wide-Angle Zoom ($599 list) is a lens that produces an ultra-wide field of view when used with the APS-C sensor found in Samsung NX cameras. While it can exhibit rectilinear distortion in certain shooting situations, it's...

Incredibly sharp. Compact. Ultra-wide field of view. Close focus capability

Slow aperture at maximum zoom. Some rectilinear distortion

The 12-24mm f/4-5.6 ED Wide-Angle Zoom lens for the Samsung NX camera system is incredibly sharp, offers an ultra-wide field of view, and easily earns our Editors' Choice award thanks to its image quality, size, and value.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review - Pocket-lint

 

Samsung has dabbled with the smartphone/compact camera angle before, most recently with the Galaxy S4 Zoom, but it's so confident in market expansion that

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : David Nield (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

Samsung's shot at the ultimate cameraphone is off the mark

10x optical zoom ; Decent battery life ; Powerful innards

Feels overpriced ; Extra size and weight ; Low-res screen

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom certainly has its strengths, but ultimately neither the phone nor the camera are distinctive enough to appeal to the masses.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is half phone, half camera, not brilliant at either

 

Smartphone cameras have come on in leaps and bounds. Gone are the days of blurry, low-resolution shots of your dog -- phones are now able to capture shots that you'd struggle to tell weren't taken on a dSLR.

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom's impressive 10x optical zoom gets you up close with your subject without losing image quality. It has plenty of power for most tasks and it has the latest Android software too

It's bulky and heavy, making it awkward for everyday use, while its overall image quality doesn't particularly impress and it has a disappointingly low resolution display

If you absolutely must have a phone with an optical zoom, the K Zoom is basically your only option. It's bulky though, and the pictures it takes aren't any better than the Galaxy S5's. You'll be far better off with a cheap Android phone and a decent...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

Smartphone cameras have come on in leaps and bounds. Gone are the days of blurry, low-resolution shots of your dog -- phones are now able to capture shots that you'd struggle to tell weren't taken on a dSLR.

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom's impressive 10x optical zoom gets you up close with your subject without losing image quality. It has plenty of power for most tasks and it has the latest Android software too.

It's bulky and heavy, making it awkward for everyday use, while its overall image quality doesn't particularly impress and it has a disappointingly low resolution display.

If you absolutely must have a phone with an optical zoom, the K Zoom is basically your only option. It's bulky though, and the pictures it takes aren't any better than the Galaxy S5's. You'll be far better off with a cheap Android phone and a decent...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Rishabh Jain (mobigyaan.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review: Camera phone decoded

 

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is not something that I would automatically reject. The camera works well, but the rest of the phone isn't too impressive

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is not something that I would automatically reject. The camera works well, but the rest of the phone isn’t too impressive. It is pretty cool when it comes to general camera performance and you can also use it as a phone. But...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techworld.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

Smartphone cameras are ever improving, but they lack one crucial feature: a zoom. Not so with the Galaxy K Zoom. This Android smartphone has a built-in 10x zoom lens. Find out if this unusual marriage is successful in our Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review.

By no means the perfect combination of a smartphone and zoom lens, the K Zoom isn’t half bad. It’s capable of great photos and videos in the right conditions. This isn’t a device for everyone, but if the “zoom camera with a built-in smartphone” concept...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (mysears.com)

samsung digital

 

I bought this camera and i would like to say that when you zoom all the way the picture looks real clear . But I was told that the 5x or more is always better for zooming in. For instance you buy a camera with 12.2 mp with 5x or more zoom, you will...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:4

Battery

Battery Capacity:6000
Battery Type:BP70A
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):8
Continuous audio playback time:102 / 127
Continuous video playback time:12
Power source type:Battery
Talk time (3G):36

Camera

Album organization: Yes
Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film
Playback zoom:14.4
Playback zoom (max):14.4
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Scene modes:Beach, Children, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie, Scene
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Energy Star certified:N
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7 / 9.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Display Technology:Super AMOLED
LED backlight:Y
Second display:Y
Second display diagonal:1.5
Second LCD screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):7.87 - 137.8
Flash recharging time:4

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.05 - 0.8
Normal focusing range:0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.8 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:5
Focal length range (f-f):0.0185 - 0.0925
Maximum aperture number:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.512
Minimum aperture number:3.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.102
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Video compression formats:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal memory:4 / 50
Maximum memory card size:8
Memory slots:1

Messaging

E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:N / Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetometer:Y
Position location:Y
Video compression formats:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Phone Features

Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.1
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,1984 x 1488,2592 x 1944,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Total megapixels:16.4

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Microphone in:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
PictBridge: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:2
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.15

Security

Fingerprint reader:Y

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:8

Software

Operating system installed:Android 7.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage media:Flash

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Minimum hard disk space:250
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 4, 3.2GHz
Minimum RAM:512

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:M-JPEG
Video formats supported:M-JPEG
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.236 / 0.846
Height:2.16 / 9.34
Weight:15.1 / 15.3 / 3.81
Weight (including battery):4.34
Width:3.57 / 6.65